You know what you ‘should’ be eating, so you start the week strong. Perhaps you even spend your Sunday afternoon prepping some meals for the week.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You’re excited, motivated, committed, and confident that if you keep this up for a few days the pounds will start to melt off. Let’s goooooo!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ But then mid-week comes around and the kids have been crazy, your husband has been busy with work, and your mother-in-law is…

A scary thing happens when you switch from a cardio-based workout routine to a strength training-based one.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You (usually) gain weight.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Terrifying, right?!?⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ As your body adjusts to the new routine and muscles are being activated in ways they never have before, you’ll likely see an increase on the scale. Eventually, you’ll shed the fat and the scale will drop, but before that happens you might see an increase of 3-5, maybe…

Wondering how to hit your protein goal when you’re a vegetarian? You are not alone. I get this question quite a lot, especially from prospective vegetarian nutrition clients who want to track macros. ⁠ It seems like a lot of people think that macros are just for people who eat meat, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Macro are for EVERYONE!! Macros are a TOOL (not a diet) to help you learn more about…

But there’s also a kind of beauty in it too.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ We don’t want pain. We try to mask it with medication, distraction, etc., but the healing process is still happening and our body, whether we feel it fully or not, is still going through the steps.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I wish there was recovery without pain, but as I’ve learned with UC/chronic illness, the emotional, mental, and physical pain of recovery is just par for the…

… if you don’t follow me on Instagram! 🙂 I really love Instagram. I find myself there more than any other place on the Interwebs. It’s just such an easy way to connect with others, and I love sharing my life there. If you don’t follow @carrotsncake on Instagram (or maybe you’re just not on Instagram), I wanted to share a few happenings that you might have missed! I (finally) created a weekly round-up of recent…

Hey, hey! Happy Tuesday! First things first: I started a new feature on my Instagram feed to share my daily eats – sometimes with macronutrient totals and sometimes without (because I don’t always track). If you’re on Instagram, be sure to check it out and follow along! My plan is that it becomes a daily feature in my feed! 🙂 Monday’s eats: Sunday’s eats: And here’s a little recap from yesterday – starting with CrossFit!…

Hi, guys! I received an email the other day from a reader asking me about my favorite CrossFit blogs and, unfortunately, I don’t follow too many. I follow CrossFit Invictus on Facebook and Juli from PaleOMG, who occasionally posts her workouts, but, other than that, I generally don’t follow too many CrossFit blogs. But, I really love following my favorite CrossFit athletes and accounts on Instagram. My Instagram feed is basically pugs, food, and CrossFit, so here…

Hi, guys! I loved reading all of your comments on my 10 Truths and a Lie post. But, jeez Louise, a lot of you guys think I have zero will-power! Haha! The statement about peanut M&Ms was actually not the lie. I really, truly have not touched the bag in days (mostly because I kind of forgot about them)! The lie was “I like my pillows like I like my pancakes: soft and fluffy,” which a few…

Good morning and happy National Donut Day! Are you celebrating today? I sure hope so. It’s quite the delicious day! When Mal woke up this morning, the first words out of his mouth were: “NATIONAL DONUT DAY!!!” And then, “Let’s get free donuts!” He was absolutely pumped and immediately jumped out of bed like a freak. In fact, he was so excited, he got Murphy all riled up, thinking he was coming along for the ride too. (We…

Hi, friends! Goooooood morning to you! I can’t believe it’s already Thursday. This week has totally flown by for me. Holy cow. It being Thursday and all, I wanted to share another edition of What I’m Loving Lately. I have a lot of fun writing these posts, and I hope you guys enjoy reading them! So, without further ado, here is what I’m loving lately! @jermzlee on Instagram I am loving (and, ok, totally obsessed)…

Hello, hello! How’s your Monday going so far? I didn’t turn on my computer all weekend, so I am definitely playing catch up today. I also have a doctor’s appointment later this afternoon (32-week check-up!), so I have my nose to the grindstone””work, work, working and getting my life in order for the week. First order of business: A healthy breakfast! On the menu: French Toast Breakfast Scramble with almond butter and fruit salad. Second…

Hi, guys! I spent most of today work, work, working, so I figured I’d pop in for a quick post before I shut down my computer and made dinner. So I don’t know about you, but I am totally obsessed with Instagram. Of course, I love posting photos, but I also love seeing other people’s pictures too, especially the pug ones. (I follow a ridiculous number of pug accounts. I know. I have issues. It’s…

I can’t believe Halloween is tomorrow. I hope we’re ready for the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood. Last year, they wiped us clean in just a couple of hours, so Mal and I are ready with tons of candy this year. And I bought all our favorites just in case we have leftovers! Lunch Yesterday’s lunch was a bunch of leftovers from the previous night’s dinner: coconut-almond flour-crusted cod with roasted asparagus and steamed spinach. I…

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